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Growth will happen but the key is to make sure its measured growth with a mind toward the services that are needed for the population. I wholly oppose the bridge due to the expense and for the negative impact it will have to the area. This place is so delicate and any change needs to be considered carefully and then considered again. The speed limit thru Duck needs to remain low. While I've never experienced it I can't imagine that traffic moves very fast during the change over days. There are ways for each renter to manage their arrival and departure that will minimize the aggravation. Locals are managing it with the arrival of each weekend. I live in a tourist area and the traffic can be dreadful. Locals learn how to get around in the height of the season.


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That's good, Robert. I hope they can lead and make the right things happen.

Yes, good points, Gettysburg Lady, especially about things being so delicate there.

Realistically, most of us non-residents are there for just a couple of weeks out of 52. We visitors can make do.

Reminds me of downtown Provincetown, MA. Part of the charm.


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Prob never happen but the bridge would be nice to save time around that bottle neck, speed trap called Duck. either a bridge or bulldoze a 4 lane right throu that DOT train wreck.

robluc

I hope you and the 4 other people that liked your post are not serious! Also, I am curious how you have a bottle neck and a speed trap at the same time!

11thAveGal


During the summer, the 25mph in Duck, the walkers, the cyclist and the amount of traffic create a bit of a traffic jam. The road through Duck is 2 lanes, with no turn lanes. Any left hand turn onto any side street means one must turn infront of on coming traffic backing up all traffic behind them waiting for some one to let them turn(Bottle neck)
But, drive through Duck in the early mornings or late evening anytime during the year at plus 25MPH, you will understand why it is called a speed trap.

Whaler9818


Just "picking nits" here, but Rt 12 through Duck actually is three lanes from Four Seasons to Resort Realty past the Waterfront Shops. Even at that, it really is a total bottle neck.


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I am looking over a construction bid site and just saw that the Mid-Currituck toll bridge just reposted on there Last Friday. It says it is in the "pre-design" stage, but is schedule to begin construction in spring of 2021. They are looking for RFP's on the project at this point. The current estimated price tag is $491,000,000.


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I am looking over a construction bid site and just saw that the Mid-Currituck toll bridge just reposted on there Last Friday. It says it is in the "pre-design" stage, but is schedule to begin construction in spring of 2021. They are looking for RFP's on the project at this point. The current estimated price tag is $491,000,000.

Floyd



By the time they get through ten years of draft environmental impact studies, the Outer Banks will be under water anyway. Nothing is happening in the Spring of 2021.


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I am looking over a construction bid site and just saw that the Mid-Currituck toll bridge just reposted on there Last Friday. It says it is in the "pre-design" stage, but is schedule to begin construction in spring of 2021. They are looking for RFP's on the project at this point. The current estimated price tag is $491,000,000.

Floyd



By the time they get through ten years of draft environmental impact studies, the Outer Banks will be under water anyway. Nothing is happening in the Spring of 2021.

Squid Pro Quo


SPQ.....the FEIS was completed many years ago. Has that been voided? Anyway, glad to be in agreement with you about so-called "start date" of the project. By the time this project could/if ready to go, the ticket will read 3/4 of a billion.


RE: Mid-Currituck Bridge Status




I am looking over a construction bid site and just saw that the Mid-Currituck toll bridge just reposted on there Last Friday. It says it is in the "pre-design" stage, but is schedule to begin construction in spring of 2021. They are looking for RFP's on the project at this point. The current estimated price tag is $491,000,000.

Floyd



By the time they get through ten years of draft environmental impact studies, the Outer Banks will be under water anyway. Nothing is happening in the Spring of 2021.

Squid Pro Quo


SPQ.....the FEIS was completed many years ago. Has that been voided? Anyway, glad to be in agreement with you about so-called "start date" of the project. By the time this project could/if ready to go, the ticket will read 3/4 of a billion.

Robert



We haven't heard any rotund ladies from SELC singing just yet. Don't count the environmentalist out just yet, we haven't heard the last of them. Remember the Bonner Bridge fight?


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Either the “for the bridge” or “against the bridge” group will win depending on who provides the most value to the decision makers. This isn’t some Indian reservation in the Dakotas. This isn’t some pipeline owned by some energy company on the other side of the country. This is North Carolina. These land owners are the ones affected by this bridge.

Building the bridge will result in an increase in value for property owners. It will also help present and future shop keepers, builders, local politicians, restaurateurs and other commercial enterprises. They, in turn, will share that value with decision makers through political donations and other methods. Decision makers will see a large increase in tax revenue and will benefit from that.

Those that wish the area to remain as is are doing none of this. They have sparse political influence and less value to give to the decision makers.

The high cost of the bridge adds to the decision maker’s vig. There are a limited number of builders that can put in a bridge. Those builders are pretty good at motivating politicians. Builders will insure there is no price that is too high.

What am I missing? Here comes the bridge.



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What am I missing? Here comes the bridge.

SteveWolf


That it has been at this stage before, and for much of the nearly half century it has been in the works now.

Also, that despite rising costs of construction materials and labor, as well as the undesirable location for labor, the bridge seems now projected to be less costly than 5 years ago. Maybe it's new math.


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Either the “for the bridge” or “against the bridge” group will win depending on who provides the most value to the decision makers. This isn’t some Indian reservation in the Dakotas. This isn’t some pipeline owned by some energy company on the other side of the country. This is North Carolina. These land owners are the ones affected by this bridge.

Building the bridge will result in an increase in value for property owners. It will also help present and future shop keepers, builders, local politicians, restaurateurs and other commercial enterprises. They, in turn, will share that value with decision makers through political donations and other methods. Decision makers will see a large increase in tax revenue and will benefit from that.

Those that wish the area to remain as is are doing none of this. They have sparse political influence and less value to give to the decision makers.

The high cost of the bridge adds to the decision maker’s vig. There are a limited number of builders that can put in a bridge. Those builders are pretty good at motivating politicians. Builders will insure there is no price that is too high.

What am I missing? Here comes the bridge.

SteveWolf


Unfortunately it works that way most of the time. However, there are many great examples where politicians have placed quality of life first.




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NCDOT list constructions beginning in Spring 2022.

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I personally like the idea. Would relieve some of the traffic congestion from Corolla bound people that currently have to come all the way down and cross the Wright bridge only to trek back north to Corolla.

Also, would expedite getting people out in the event of a Hurricane.




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NCDOT list constructions beginning in Spring 2022.

Click to follow link...

I personally like the idea. Would relieve some of the traffic congestion from Corolla bound people that currently have to come all the way down and cross the Wright bridge only to trek back north to Corolla.

Also, would expedite getting people out in the event of a Hurricane.

HokieKev



"NCDOT list constructions beginning in Spring 2022."

Click to follow link...

I'll believe that when I see it.


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Unfortunately it works that way most of the time. However, there are many great examples where politicians have placed quality of life first.

Robert


With respect to the above, are there examples in North Carolina?

I am not being argumentative or critical. I really value your reply. I want to be wrong when saying North Carolina seems to be money motivated.

When my son moved to Texas I expected to find nothing but private property and oily beach. That feeling came from the publicity and political attitudes that permeate Texan news. Instead I found a state park system that was so well managed and so well cared for it offered more than I have witnessed in many other states; perhaps more than any other state park. Galveston beaches were pristine [and without dopey dog regulations]. Major parks like Brazos Bend revealed the diversity of their nature in ways I never expected. I never had a friggin’ alligator who was twenty feet ahead of me walk out of a lake to my left, in front of me and the dogs and enter the lake on my right. That’s kind of normal there. The attitude toward life is much like in the Outer Banks. Now I am wondering if a 19th floor condo overlooking Galveston Bay might be a good place to spend January and February. It would be cheaper than Punta Cana and a heck of a lot warmer than Ohio or North Carolina.

While appearing ultra conservative to an outsider, the Outer Banks are much less so. But North Carolina, like many other states, certainly my home state of Ohio, has little to recommend when it comes to placing anything ahead of money. Am I wrong?






RE: Mid-Currituck Bridge Status




Unfortunately it works that way most of the time. However, there are many great examples where politicians have placed quality of life first.

Robert


With respect to the above, are there examples in North Carolina?

I am not being argumentative or critical. I really value your reply. I want to be wrong when saying North Carolina seems to be money motivated.

While appearing ultra conservative to an outsider, the Outer Banks are much less so. But North Carolina, like many other states, certainly my home state of Ohio, has little to recommend when it comes to placing anything ahead of money. Am I wrong?

SteveWolf


Never thought you were being argumentative or critical. Anyway, I really can't speak to North Carolina as I am really only familiar with the Outer Banks. I think the Town of Duck to some extent has put "quality of life" ahead of the dollar. Many proposals that would probably have bought in tax revenue, employment opportunities have been turned down because they didn't fit the vision of the town and would have had a negative quality of life impact. Although never been to either town, but have a feeling that Bath and New Bern do it as well.






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at the end of the day for me and mine..... if this bridge happens, it will mark the end of my 2-3x yearly visits to corolla. my parents will sell their home there as well. the relative isolation was the draw, for them.

it will forever destroy everything the northern banks are.


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While I've never experienced it I can't imagine that traffic moves very fast during the change over days. There are ways for each renter to manage their arrival and departure that will minimize the aggravation. Locals are managing it with the arrival of each weekend.

Gettysburg Lady


Its honestly greatly exaggerated. Its one day a week, 3 months out of the year from 10 am-2 pm. Before that and after that, it clears out pretty well. Most of the issues through Duck would be solved by pedestrian bridges anyways, as a good amount of the bottleneck is due to pedestrians darting across 12 between the shopping centers.


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Seems to me that the SELC is in bed with the Audobon Society, Ducks Unlimited, etc and only wants to forestall any construction that may harm a nest.... they did the same with the new OI bridge, the Jug Handle, and now the mid-Currituck bridge. Did the SELC file lawsuits when the second Manns Harbor bridge was being planned too?


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at the end of the day for me and mine..... if this bridge happens, it will mark the end of my 2-3x yearly visits to corolla. my parents will sell their home there as well. the relative isolation was the draw, for them.

it will forever destroy everything the northern banks are.

miinx
Don't worry, at the end of the day for me and mine.....when this bridge happens, we will increase our yearly visits 2-3 fold. We will make sure that you are not missed.

robluc


Sorry you're having a bad day and feel a need to attack others for having a different opinion. Here's hoping things improve for you and you can enjoy your holidays rather than spending your free time being nasty behind anonymous accounts on the internet. Red heart


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the relative isolation was the draw, for them.

miinx


Understood, miinx. I don't seek the "restoreth my soul" isolation quite as much as I used to, but appreciate when others do. Hope you and your parents continue to enjoy OBX!


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Way too much negative interaction for a discussion about a bridge that will never be built. If you're going to be passionate about something, consider something that's being developed and implemented, so you can shape positive change instead.


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Always the negative vibes, Moriority……..

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Always the negative vibes, Moriority……..

Squid Pro Quo


Love that movie.


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Don’t recognize it. What move is that?

Aliphatic


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RE: Mid-Currituck Bridge Status




Don’t recognize it. What move is that?

Aliphatic


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